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Oct 02, 2020

Girl Scouts to Recognize Phenomenal Women Under 40

Susan Pagano

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore recently honored 10 successful young women at the fifth annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event at the organization’s Program Activity Center in Farmingdale.

The Girl Scouts Phenom Award recognizes honorees career and community accomplishments to date, as well as the potential of what they might achieve in their future. Proceeds from the event help provide a Girl Scout leadership experience for every girl who wants to become one and support new virtual programs created in response to COVID-19.

“We are proud to shine the light on 10 remarkable women who reflect Girl Scouts’ focus on building women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” said Eileen Higgins, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

The 10 recipients honored on Sept. 23 were from Monmouth and Ocean counties, and they represent a wide range of businesses and nonprofit organizations. The nominees were selected from a public nomination process that considered their leadership in the workplace, volunteerism and the hard work and dedication necessary to be a success.

Carley Dietrick

Amy Cerulo

The 2020 Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Phenom Award recipients are listed below.

  • Middletown’s Amy Cerulo, principal of Schroth School in Ocean Township, part of the LADACIN Network in Wanamassa and leader of a local running group for women
  • Carley Dietrick, a business development representative at Seacrest Recovery Center in Eatontown, a volunteer mentor and coordinator of Tigger House Foundation’s Student Alliance program in Red Bank and a former Girl Scout
  • Susan Pagano, program manager of business career and technology training at Brookdale Community College and founder of The Food Recovery Network at Monmouth University
  • Lindsey Carver, production marketing manager for Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical and troop leader of Brownie Troop 1066.
  • Lauren Staub, former Girl Scout, owner of The Party Fairy LLC and volunteer for numerous New Jersey organizations combatting opioid addiction
  • Victoria Berner, nurse manager at Ocean Medical Center and volunteer with Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey
  • Keely Davenport, associate director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, co-founder of Exit 82 Theater Company and a former Girl Scout
  • Georgette Kyriacou, director of engineering consulting at FWH Consulting, a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and president of the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Community Associations Institute of New Jersey
  • Lindsey Most, former Girl Scout, detective with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, and volunteer fundraiser for multiple sclerosis, the American Heart Association, All About Autism and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • Chelsea Pascoe, former Girl Scout, founder and president of By The Sea Media